ITA....a Friend filed all the paperwork herself, it cost a whopping $75.00 here in Texas although that's been about 15 years ago and there were no children involved.
I got divorced several months after her but I hired an attorney for several reasons, mainly because I had a 8 year old daughter who needed protection just as much if not more than I did. My divorce cost me $4,000 way back then but again I had to protect myself and my child so I hired the best I could find....around here people called her the head of "The Massingil Mafia." Funny, all the men were terrified of her and she loved it, claimed to be a hater.....after my case she met a man, ran off and eloped and stopped practicing law, go figure. Sorry for going OT.
Who knows why DB & hubby claim it's too expensive to divorce, I know several couples who have been separated for months or years and never bothered to get the divorce and say the exact same thing, most of them are in other relationships....I don't understand it myself sounds more like they just don't want the hassle to me but again that's just my opinion.